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Lyman, R. Lee

Works: 94 works in 317 publications in 1 language and 16,701 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Classification  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Thesis advisor, Editor, Contributor, Other
Classifications: E61, 930.1
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Most widely held works about R. Lee Lyman
Most widely held works by R. Lee Lyman
Vertebrate taphonomy by R. Lee Lyman( Book )

31 editions published between 1994 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taphonomy studies the transition of organic matter from the biosphere into the geological record. It is particularly relevant to zooarchaeologists and paleobiologists, who analyse organic remains in the archaeological record in an attempt to reconstruct hominid subsistence patterns and paleoecological conditions. In this user-friendly, encyclopedic reference volume for students and professionals, R. Lee Lyman, a leading researcher in taphonomy, reviews the wide range of analytical techniques used to solve particular zooarchaeological problems, illustrating these in most cases with appropriate examples. He also covers the history of taphonomic research and its philosophical underpinnings. Logically organised and clearly written, the book is an important update on all previous publications on archaeological faunal remains
The rise and fall of culture history by R. Lee Lyman( Book )

13 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and held by 469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Rise and Fall of Culture History presents an insightful critical analysis of the culture history approach as developed and practiced by North American-trained archaeologists during the first six decades of the twentieth century. How and why critical concepts were incorporated are discussed in detail, as are the paradigm's strengths and weaknesses. The framework for this analysis is founded on the contrast between two metaphysics used by evolutionary biologists in discussing their own discipline: materialistic/populational thinking and essentialistic/typological thinking. Employing this framework, the authors show not only why the culture history paradigm lost favor in the 1960s, but also which of its aspects need to be retained if archaeology is ever to produce a viable theory of culture change
Seriation, stratigraphy, and index fossils : the backbone of archaeological dating by Michael J O'Brien( Book )

21 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Seriation, Stratigraphy, and Index Fossils the authors discuss the method of typological cross dating and why it measures time discontinuously. They provide detailed descriptions and examples of each of the three techniques of seriation, noting that two of these techniques measure time, and thus cultural change, as a continuum." "Each method and technique of relative dating is placed in historical perspective, with particular focus on developments in North America. This approach allows a more complete understanding of the methods described, both in terms of analytical technique and disciplinary history. The text will appeal to all archaeologists, from graduate students to seasoned professionals."--Jacket
Archaeology as a process : processualism and its progeny by Michael J O'Brien( Book )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The "old" archaeology -- A new perspective in arch(a)eology -- The first processualist case studies -- Making archaeology explicitly scientific -- Science or history? -- Fortunes to be made (and lost) -- Home on the middle range -- Fall from grace -- Tribal encounters
Cladistics and archaeology by Michael J O'Brien( Book )

7 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Cladistics and Archaeology, Michael O'Brien and Lee Lyman explore the application of cladistics to archaeology by considering artifacts as human phenotypic characters. Their fundamental premise is that particular kinds of characters (style, artifact type, tool) can be used to create historically meaningful nested taxa. Further, they argue that this approach offers a means of building connections and "life histories" of archaeological artifacts."--Jacket
White goats, white lies : the misuse of science in Olympic National Park by R. Lee Lyman( Book )

6 editions published in 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

White Goats, White Lies does not argue for or against eradication of "exotics" in Olympic and other national parks. Rather it examines the science used to justify the current park position and questions the extent to which science is an afterthought in national park decisions
James A. Ford and the growth of Americanist archaeology by Michael J O'Brien( Book )

6 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"James A. Ford and the Growth of Americanist Archaeology tells the story of Ford's role in the development of culture history, the dominant paradigm in the field from roughly 1914 to 1960. By studying Ford's life and the major part he played in the rise and fall of culture history, authors Michael J. O'Brien and R. Lee Lyman explore the underpinnings of the paradigm." "To understand the state of Americanist archaeology today requires an understanding of what culture history embodies. James A. Ford and the Growth of Americanist Archaeology presents a thorough examination of the culture-history paradigm through a unique biographical approach. Students and scholars of archaeology and the history of archaeology will benefit from this work."--Jacket
Zooarchaeology and conservation biology( Book )

6 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Applying evolutionary archaeology : a systematic approach by Michael J O'Brien( Book )

18 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Applying Evolutionary Archaeology is intended to serve as an introduction to the kind of systematics needed to understand the archaeological record in Darwinian evolutionary terms. Not surprisingly given its subject matter, evolutionary archaeology has much in common with paleobiology and uses some of the methods and techniques that have been worked out in the latter discipline to create and explain lineages. In turn, archaeology has something to offer paleobiology, not only in terms of method but also in terms of theory. Thus Applying Evolutionary Archaeology should appeal to professionals, practitioners, and advanced students in both disciplines."--Jacket
Prehistory of the Oregon coast : the effects of excavation strategies and assemblage size on archaeological inquiry by R. Lee Lyman( Book )

18 editions published between 1991 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book analyzes the artifacts and mammalian faunal remains of three representative sites on the southern northwest coast. A model of the evolution of cultural adaptational strategies is presented and tested. The overriding effects of sample size are considered in detail."--Publisher's description
Quantitative paleozoology by R. Lee Lyman( Book )

18 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Quantitative Paleozoology describes and illustrates how the remains of long-dead animals recovered from archaeological and paleontological excavations can be studied and analyzed. The methods range from determining how many animals of each species are represented to determining whether one collection consists of more broken and more burned bones than another. All methods are described and illustrated with data from real collections, while numerous graphs illustrate various quantitative properties."--Jacket
Measuring time with artifacts : a history of methods in American archaeology by R. Lee Lyman( Book )

6 editions published in 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

White, and others instead of biological evolutionism; why artifact classification played a critical role in the adoption of stratigraphic excavation; how the direct historical approach accomplished three analytical tasks at once; why cultural traits were important analytical units; why paleontological and archaeological methods sometimes mirror one another; how artifact classification influences chronometric method; and how graphs illustrate change in artifacts over time."
Measuring the flow of time : the works of James A. Ford, 1935-1941 by James Alfred Ford( Book )

7 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When James Ford began archaeological fieldwork in 1927, scholars divided time simply into prehistory and history. Although certainly influenced by his colleagues, Ford devoted his life to establishing a chronology for prehistory based on ceramic types, and today he deserves credit for bringing chronological order to the vast archaeological record of the Mississippi Valley."--BOOK JACKET. "This book collects Ford's seminal writings showing the importance of pottery styles in dating sites, population movements, and cultures. These works defined the development of ceramic chronology that culminated in the major volume Archaeological Survey in the Lower Mississippi Alluvial Valley, 1940-1947, which Ford wrote with Philip Phillips and James B. Griffin."--Jacket
Americanist culture history : fundamentals of time, space, and form by R. Lee Lyman( Book )

10 editions published in 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Americanist Culture History reprints thirty-nine classic works of Americanist archaeological literature published between 1907 and 1971. The articles, in which the key concepts and analytical techniques of culture history were first defined and discussed, are reprinted, with original pagination and references, to enhance the use of this collection as a research and teaching resource. The editors also include an introduction that summarizes the rise and fall of the culture history paradigm, making this volume an excellent introduction to the field's primary literature
W.C. McKern and the Midwestern Taxonomic Method by R. Lee Lyman( Book )

8 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book explains the deep influence of biological methods and theories on the practice of Americanist archaeology by exploring W.C. McKern's use of Linnaean taxonomy as the model for development of a pottery classification system. By the early 20th century, North American archaeologists had found evidence of a plethora of prehistoric cultures displaying disparate geographic and chronological distributions. But there were no standards or algorithms for specifying when a culture was distinct or identical to another in a nearby or distant region. Will Carleton McKern of the Milwaukee Public Mu
Style, function, transmission : evolutionary archaeological perspectives( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conservation biology and applied zooarchaeology by R. Lee Lyman( Book )

10 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Setting the agenda for American archaeology : the National Research Council archaeological conferences of 1929, 1932, and 1935 by Michael J O'Brien( Book )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Setting the Agenda contains the complete reports of these three conferences, a short publication on the methods and techniques for conducting archaeological surveys, and a guide for amateur archaeologists. An extensive introduction by the editors sets these important historical documents in context and provides insight into the intentions of the NRC committee members as they guided the development of American archaeology."--Jacket
Method and theory in American archaeology by Gordon R Willey( Book )

6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Gordon Willey and Philip Phillips, writing in 1958, suggested that little interpretation had taken place in American archaeology, and their book offered an analytical perspective; the methods they described and the structural framework they used for synthesizing American prehistory were all geared toward interpretation. Method and Theory served as the catalyst and primary reader on the topics for more than a decade." "This facsimile reprint edition of the original University of Chicago Press volume includes a new foreword by Gordon R. Willey, which outlines the state of American archaeology at the time of the original publication, and a new introduction by the editors to place the book in its historical context. The bibliography is exhaustive. Academic librarians, students, professionals, and knowledgeable amateurs will welcome this new edition of a standard-maker among texts on American archaeology."--Jacket
Theodore E. White and the development of zooarchaeology in North America by R. Lee Lyman( Book )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Theodore E. White and the Development of Zooarchaeology in North America illuminates the researcher and his lasting contribution to a field that has largely ignored him in its history. The few brief histories of North American zooarchaeology suggest that Paul W. Parmalee, John E. Guilday, Elizabeth S. Wing, and Stanley J. Olsen laid the foundation of the field. Only occasionally is Theodore White (1905-77) included, yet his research is instrumental for understanding the development of zooarchaeology in North America. R. Lee Lyman works to fill these gaps in the historical record and revisits some of White's analytical innovations from a modern perspective. A comparison of publications shows that not only were White's zooarchaeological articles first in print in archaeological venues but that he was also, at least initially, more prolific than his contemporaries. While the other "founders" of the field were anthropologists, White was a paleontologist by training who studied long-extinct animals and their evolutionary histories. In working with remains of modern mammals, the typical paleontological research questions were off the table simply because the animals under study were too recent. And yet White demonstrated clearly that scholars could infer significant information about human behaviors and cultures. Lyman presents a biography of Theodore White as a scientist and a pioneer in the emerging field of modern anthropological zooarchaeology"--
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The rise and fall of culture historySeriation, stratigraphy, and index fossils : the backbone of archaeological datingArchaeology as a process : processualism and its progenyCladistics and archaeologyWhite goats, white lies : the misuse of science in Olympic National ParkJames A. Ford and the growth of Americanist archaeologyZooarchaeology and conservation biologyApplying evolutionary archaeology : a systematic approach